My visit to Australia for the Sydney Olympics in 2000 started inauspiciously with the sort of journey which makes you long for the creation of a real-life transporter beam as used in Star Trek.
Dame Katherine Grainger
It was one of the first occasions when many of us started delving into the minutiae of Olympic rowing.
Olympic gold medallist Dame Katherine Grainger believes her experiences as an athlete can help her keep Great Britain as one of the world’s sporting powerhouses.
Dame Katherine Grainger hopes the Aberdeen Youth Games Festival of Sport will encourage more children in the north-east to take up sport.
Dame Katherine Grainger has backed a project which aims to level the playing field for young girls in sport.